Think about switching, says FCA
Against the backdrop of rising rates and a worsening macroeconomic
situation, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging people to
consider switching mortgage providers to find a better deal.
Awareness of the need to switch has increased in recent years. Currently,
370,000 mortgage holders could save money by switching their mortgage, down
from 800,000 in 2016 1 .
Even so, around 150,000 could still save over £1,000 a year each, proof that
there are still big savings to be made. Indeed, switching could save some
borrowers £1,240 each year.
Stick or twist?
For some, however, switching might not be the best bet. Those on reversion
rates – the rate a mortgage ‘reverts’ to after a fixed-rate mortgage period ends
– are not necessarily getting a worse deal, the FCA stressed.
Others, especially those thinking of moving or who want to repay at will without
facing early repayment charges, could benefit from the greater flexibility of
Here to help
Whether you’re staying or going, the best option is usually… to explore all the
options! Every homeowner’s situation is unique; we can work with you to secure
the right deal for your needs.
As a mortgage is secured against your home or property, it could be
repossessed if you do not keep up mortgage repayments.
1 Financial Conduct Authority